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Pawnee SRA, NE

Photo: Pawnee SRA
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Apr 19 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

Summary

Featuring the second largest lake in the Salt Valley, Pawnee State Recreation Area is northwest of Emerald. This popular area offers a full range of facilities to go with its 740 water acres. Pawnee has modern restrooms and showers, plus electrical hookups for campers.

Attractions

Visitors have plenty of room to pitch their tent or park their rig to enjoy a day or a week of outdoor fun. Boaters will find four docks provide easy access to the lake, and anglers can haul in northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, bluegill and two kinds of catfish among others.

More than 1,800 acres of land are open to hiker, hunters, shutterbugs and anyone else who enjoys the out-of-doors. Hunters will find abundant upland and small game, waterfowl and deer. As on all state recreation areas, hunting is permitted in season beginning the first Tuesday after Labor Day.

Campground Notes

Pawnee State Recreation Area's Lakeview Campground provides campers with a shady modern electrical campground with shower facilities, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and wildlife viewing. Boaters will find four docks provide easy access to the lake, and anglers can catch white bass, walleye, largemouth bass, bluegill and two kinds of catfish among others.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ATM/CASH MACHINE
  • Archery
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Equestrian Group
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Car Rentals
  • Comfort Station
  • Convenience Store
  • Dock, Boat
  • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Dump Station, Campers
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Fishing, PARK LAKE
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Grills
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding (Guest must bring their horses)
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kayaking
  • Kiosk
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Medical Clinic
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Paddle Boating
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Restrooms
  • Retail , Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks/Ice/Snack
  • Retail,Supplies
  • SWIMMING, PARK LAKE
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Skiing - Water
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Winery Tours
Within 10 Miles
  • Church
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance,Vehicle
  • Mall
  • Motel
Alerts and Important Information
Office Details

Office Hours are Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Office phone: (402)796-2362 or email ngpc.pawnee@nebraska.gov
Concession List
Castaways - 402-783-2221

Getting There:

Pawnee State Recreation Area Driving Directions
Westbound I-80 or Northbound on Hwy 2:
Take I-80 exit 401 to Hwy 34, Continue West on Hwy 34 8 mi., Turn South on N.W. 112th St. Continue South on N.W. 112th St. 2 mi.
Eastbound I-80
Take I-80 to exit 388 (Pleasant Dale/Crete exit), Turn South and continue 1/2 mi. to Hwy. 6. Turn East on Hwy. 6. Continue East on Hwy. 6 for 6 mi. Turn North on N.W. 84th St. (this intersection located in Emerald, NE) Continue North on N.W. 84th 2 mi. Turn West on W. Adams St. Continue West on W. Adams St. 1 1/2 mi.
Westbound Hwy 6:
Take Hwy. 6 West 3 mi. (from Lincoln city limit). Turn North on N.W. 84th St. (intersection located in Emerald, NE). Continue North on N.W. 84th 2 mi. Turn West on W. Adams St. Continue West on W. Adams St. 1 1/2 mi.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Pawnee SRA
3800 NW 105th
Lincoln NE 68524-8814

Phone Number:

Project Office:(402) 796-2362